Today is a really exciting and special day for me, because my bestie Amna from Australia touches down in Amsterdam in a few hours and she will be staying with us for 2,5 weeks! I have been looking forward to this day for soooo long! Amna is originally from here, but she and her boyfriend moved to Brisbane 4,5 years ago. Ever since then I have only seen her twice and I can’t wait to hold her in my arms today!
The picture from above is probably from 6 years ago. Do you spot my babyface!? When we were younger we would always drive in our cars late at night, blasting our favorite music (Apologize by One Republic ft. Timbaland, hello Gossip Girl!), going to random places where we wound up in the greatest adventures.
Two years ago, Amna and her boyfriend Max fooled everyone when they said they were going on a vacation to the Fiji Islands. Instead, she showed up in my bathroom on a Saturday morning while I was taking a shower. I couldn’t believe my eyes, it was like I saw a ghost. But she was really there, standing in my bathroom. The tears were overflowing of course, it was the best surprise in my whole life.
Even though there has been 16183.54 kilometers between us for over 4 years, we always feel so connected to each other. We don’t talk to each other every week, we don’t Skype a lot (mainly because my internet connections at home sucks), but we just know that we’re each others soulmate and that this special bond between us will never break.
Yesterday I spoke to her while the plane was boarding. If felt so great to say: “See you tomorrow.” to each other. Imagining that she was literally at the other side of the world when we said it. The only hard part about her visiting is that we have to say goodbye all over again when she leaves. Especially because you don’t know for how long you won’t see each other. But maybe this time it gets a bit easier when we say goodbye… Because I am planning to visit them next January for a couple of weeks, so I can enjoy the Australian summer with them!
But first, I’ll enjoy the time she’s here now and make the very best of it! It’s her birthday as well while she’s here, that makes it extra special!
Do you have a bestie who lives further away than you would like to? How do you manage your friendship to last?